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Delta Left Marine Air Terminal at LGA as of December 9, 2017

Delta Left Marine Air Terminal at LGA as of December 9, 2017

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Old Oct 12, 17, 8:25 am
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Delta Left Marine Air Terminal at LGA as of December 9, 2017

Sounds like at some point next month DL is totally leaving the MAT and the DCA/ORD shuttles are moving to C/D and DL will have those entire terminals. Will be nice to be able to use a SkyClub finally when departing LGA, but will miss the quaint MAT.
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Old Oct 12, 17, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by AANYC1981 View Post
Sounds like at some point next month DL is totally leaving the MAT and the DCA/ORD shuttles are moving to C/D and DL will have those entire terminals. Will be nice to be able to use a SkyClub finally when departing LGA, but will miss the quaint MAT.
That's disappointing news. I fly LGA-ORD often and love the feel and convenience of the MAT, especially during the construction.

Any word on what's to become of the terminal? Will fly through this weekend and will ask around.
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Obviously, lack of a lounge or real facilities is a pain, but the MAT is such a pleasure in terms of getting through security quickly and arranging for an Uber. Pickup is a nightmare elsewhere at LGA and a breeze there.
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Old Oct 12, 17, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by grandchampion View Post
That's disappointing news. I fly LGA-ORD often and love the feel and convenience of the MAT, especially during the construction.

Any word on what's to become of the terminal? Will fly through this weekend and will ask around.
Alaska and JetBlue are moving into the MAT I heard......lucky flyers!
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Old Oct 12, 17, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by AANYC1981 View Post
Sounds like at some point next month DL is totally leaving the MAT and the DCA/ORD shuttles are moving to C/D and DL will have those entire terminals. Will be nice to be able to use a SkyClub finally when departing LGA, but will miss the quaint MAT.
Sadness. I love the MAT. Arrive 30 minutes before the flight and have more than enough time.
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Old Oct 12, 17, 9:38 am
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The lack of a lounge is only an issue in lengthy last minute IRROPS. The availability of <5-minute curb-to-gate time makes all of the rest of this go away.
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Only plus is that DCA-LGA can now be used to connect to other DL flights. Same for ORD-LGA.

Still, the MAT was cool.
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Old Oct 12, 17, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by steveholt View Post
Obviously, lack of a lounge or real facilities is a pain, but the MAT is such a pleasure in terms of getting through security quickly and arranging for an Uber. Pickup is a nightmare elsewhere at LGA and a breeze there.
MAT is a nightmare if you are taking public transportation. M60-SBS/Q70 doesn't stop there. I believe only the Q47 from Jackson Heights stop there. Last year when I flew out of MAT it was a nightmare. Also that was with the major road construction at LGA.
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Old Oct 12, 17, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by WWads View Post
Only plus is that DCA-LGA can now be used to connect to other DL flights. Same for ORD-LGA.

Still, the MAT was cool.
This was my first thought as well. I hope the fare rules are updated appropriately.
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Old Oct 12, 17, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by mridley2 View Post
MAT is a nightmare if you are taking public transportation. M60-SBS/Q70 doesn't stop there. I believe only the Q47 from Jackson Heights stop there. Last year when I flew out of MAT it was a nightmare. Also that was with the major road construction at LGA.
Travel time from Grand Central (just to choose a spot) is within five minutes for terminal C or terminal A. A bit more, but hardly a "nightmare." That also assumes that the traffic tie-ups around terminal C and D don't end up affecting the bus.

You're right that the Q70 doesn't stop there (Q47 instead), but the M60 stops only about 10 minutes away on foot, which is about the amount of time it would take from that stop for the bus to get you to terminal C or D.
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Old Oct 12, 17, 12:32 pm
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Only plus is that DCA-LGA can now be used to connect to other DL flights.
I'm trying to decide how miserable the other connection options would have to be such that connecting through LGA looks like an appealing prospect...
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Old Oct 12, 17, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by cestmoi123 View Post
I'm trying to decide how miserable the other connection options would have to be such that connecting through LGA looks like an appealing prospect...
Well if you want to fly to smaller cities in the NE, it's a better option than JFK IMO.
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Originally Posted by cestmoi123 View Post
I'm trying to decide how miserable the other connection options would have to be such that connecting through LGA looks like an appealing prospect...
LGA isn't that bad
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Old Oct 12, 17, 1:17 pm
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LGA isn't that bad
Especially since you're never #40 for departure...
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Old Oct 13, 17, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by mridley2 View Post
MAT is a nightmare if you are taking public transportation. M60-SBS/Q70 doesn't stop there. I believe only the Q47 from Jackson Heights stop there. Last year when I flew out of MAT it was a nightmare. Also that was with the major road construction at LGA.
Originally Posted by cestmoi123 View Post
Travel time from Grand Central (just to choose a spot) is within five minutes for terminal C or terminal A. A bit more, but hardly a "nightmare." That also assumes that the traffic tie-ups around terminal C and D don't end up affecting the bus.

You're right that the Q70 doesn't stop there (Q47 instead), but the M60 stops only about 10 minutes away on foot, which is about the amount of time it would take from that stop for the bus to get you to terminal C or D.
taking public transportation in general to LGA is a nightmare. Last year, I twice took MTA from midtown east right next to E train station and it would take me an hour just to get to CTB because the bus is so slow around CTB. It would take another 10 minutes to Terminal D.

It would be much better to take amtrak than taking public transit to MAT and then fly DCA-LGA shuttle.
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